Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala(IIITM-K): Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala(IIITM-K) is an institution that offers courses in science, technology and management. It is situated in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India.
IIITM-K is a premier institution of excellence in Science, Technology and Management related to Information that develops professionals and leaders of high calibre imbued with values of entrepreneurship, and is the premier institution of excellence in science in technology management.
The State of Kerala has excelled in the sphere of literacy and has been a guiding example and inspiration for the other states in India. The state enjoys excellent primary and secondary schooling systems that guarantee affordable education to its people. The state also enjoys many good science and arts colleges and is well known for its medical and nursing institutions. However, in the sphere of engineering and technology education, the state has somewhat lagged behind its neighbours, necessitating many local students to seek admissions in institutions outside the state.
With this background in view and the need for the state to take positive steps towards establishing leadership in the fast-growing information technology field, a high-power committee consisting of leading figures of industry, academia and government was constituted by the Government of Kerala, to initiate steps towards establishing a premier institute of information technology and management. Based on the deliberations of the committee, the Government of Kerala decided to set up the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K).
The Honourable Governor of Kerala, Sri Sukhdev Singh Kang, formally inaugurated the institute on November 23, 2000. The first batch of students was admitted in the month of March 2001 for the coveted Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) of 18 months duration. The convocation of the first batch of students was held on April 7, 2003. Shri F C Kohli, a father figure for the IT industry in India, awarded the degrees to this pioneer batch of students. The leading Indian software giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the creation of Sri Kohli who built the company virtually from scratch way back in 1960s when software was even not heard of.
The first batch PGDIT students were enthusiastically received by the software industries and almost all of them got excellent placements in reputed IT companies. The second and third batches of students also got excellent campus placements. The fourth batch of students were admitted in July 2004.